Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I did manage to make it to the beach this morning before visiting mom and boy was it refreshing. There is nothing like a brisk morning on a quiet beach to soothe the soul. It was just cool enough to be comfy in a hoodie. I had the beach to myself so I had some fun and took a lot of pictures . The sun was just rising over the dunes and this scene looked so serene with the waves approaching the shore.
Then they arrive!The South end of a passing gull.A beautiful cloud filled sky. Looking toward Michigan and waving to my friends there......Remember Gumby & Pokey? My shadow looks like Gumby's sister .Look closely to see the Chicago skyline in the center left.I found a few treasures.A toy star mold stands alone. Some child will be thrilled to discover this.One set of foot prints today.....two sets next time :-)
Mom is out of ICU and getting a meal this evening. Whew! Relief at last. She asked for a slice of watermelon. A good sign. It was a good day!
Hope yours was too.


  1. It's a harrowing time for you Pat.Glad your mom is feeling so much better.
    Your photos of the beach were lovely.I could almost feel the peace of such a place.
    There is nothing like Nature to soothe.

  2. Glad Mom is better. Watermelon will make anybody feel better.

  3. It's going to be great to have the 2 sets of foot prints again Pat. I'm so glad she's out of ICU and having real food. Next stop, home! Thank God!

  4. Pat, so glad your mom is out of ICU and wanting food. You know I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for her. She must miss her beach walks with you.
    Blessings, Diane

  5. Hi Pat, yes, next time there will be 2 sets of footprints in the sand. And I'm looking forward to seeing those photos. Glad to hear that you mom is doing better. Thank you for keeping us all update!


  6. YES! I was at the beach today too and was thinking of you. I'm so glad she's doing better and that you got to go to your peaceful place! It was just beautiful today!
    The gumbby pic is so cool!

  7. It sounds like a great day - well deserved too!!!! Glad all is going well with your mom.

  8. THEre is nothing like a deserted beach a rising sun and some birds for company to regenerate a weary soul!!! Beautiful pictures and I am sorry to say that I do remember Gumbies Sis very well! Love that Shot and the one of the star mold!!!!
    Thanks so very much for taking us with you. Hugs to your mUM!!!

    The blue sea glass arrived safe and sound- I plan to make you some charms today!!! Hugs!

  9. Very happy your Mom is doing better. Thank you for sharing your walk on the beach.

  10. So glad your mom is out of ICU and feeling better. Doesn't nature have a way of recharging us and helping us to think clearly! Can't wait to see the two sets of foot prints in the sand. Beautiful pictures! Have a great day.

  11. Oh Pat how wonderful to hear of your mom feeling better and laughing. Your beach walk and photos are very relaxing. Maybe you will be able to sleep better tonight...

  12. So glad your mom is better. Nothing will keep her down now. I love the walk you had so refreshing. Thanks for taking us along. Next time face west I am waving at you!!!!!

  13. It all reads like a very good day indded - so glad to hear your Mom is asking for food. Your beach pictures are lovely and I agree with you about there being nothing like have a beach to yourself. Have an equally great evening Pat!

  14. Hi Pat
    So sorry to hear about your mum's recent illhealth. She must be proud to have such a wonderfully concerned and attentive daughter like you. You will be so happy to bring her home. Just a little bit more craziness in your sewing world but mum is recovering and that is great.
    Best wishes, Suzy


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